But since they already have hall and more on lw already it really behooves edm to make a deal or three. Not necessarily with the #1 pick but something where the get some high end backend guys to go with the front end. And they need guys who have a few years already, not newly drafted guys. Edm is not exactly a top Ida destination either so trade is the only way
FYI, Yakupov is a RWer
Also, with these young superstars, they WILL be a top UFA destination this season. Watch how fast Ryan Suter will sign there.
VAN lucked out with Luongo otherwise they would be down here with MTL, TOR and EDM.
They are heading there already. D. Sedin is concussed. He's now concussion prone. H. Sedin is getting old. Kesler is only good because he's facing easy competition, best defensemen are playing against the Sisters. Once they are gone, Kesler will be welcomed into the NHL properly.